Susie started sculpture, as she explains, by accident. A visit to the Devon Art Workshop of the Society of Equestrian Artists to learn to draw horses having done nothing since school, was where she met Scilla Hann, the sculptor who persuaded her to join a course with her and Judy Boyt to learn to sculpt. Judy was her mentor for the first 5 years, and what started as a hobby has begun a passion. Lovely people keep commissioning Susie for more pieces.
This was 10 years ago and, since then, she has not looked back and is now well established. Her first public piece was unveiled in Guildford March 2019.
She has been described as ‘incredibly talented’ with a’ strong sense of proportionality and sensitivity’, ‘her attention to detail is beautifully observed’ and ‘she constantly strives to better herself’. Anyone who knows her, knows her absolute passion for animals and that she is a highly sensitive person, reading both humans and animals by body language. This is the secret to her capturing the character and essence of her pieces.
During 2018, a combination of work is traveling to several venues around the country including Chatsworth , Beaulieu ,The Cheltenham Festival as guests of the racecourse, the Grand National meeting at Aintree as guests ,Badminton in association with Knight Frank , Burghley three day event, Quenington fresh air and more.
Susie has sold pieces within the United Kingdom and around the world including Canada, Australia, America, Germany, Norway and Switzerland.
‘I know how lucky I am to be able to do what I do and it is the best feeling in the world when someone is reduced to tears when they see their dog or horse or child and I have captured something special’.